VPC clock speeds

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  1. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Err, I'm running VPC 6 on an early G4 iBook an it claims to get about the equivilent of a 300MHz processor when it's emulating. Does this figure mean anything? Is it just an arbitary number or would it increase in accordance with a faster processor? Is it simply a ratio of the host computer's own clock speed? What sort of figures is everyone else getting? And finally, is the number significantly higher on VPC 7?

    Thanks for any info.
     
  2. mad jew thread starter Moderator emeritus

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    No takers? It's been puzzling me for quite some time now... :confused:
     
  3. mad jew thread starter Moderator emeritus

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    Just to add to the question a little, does the type of processor being emulated change from version to version of VPC?
     
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    The reported MHz doesn't really mean anything. As far as I know, the emulated CPU doesn't report its speed to Windows, so Windows performs a few speed tests. The result will vary depending on what else the computer is doing at the same time.
     
  5. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    Even it does, its effect would be on software compatibility and not performance.
     
  6. mad jew thread starter Moderator emeritus

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    Thanks for the replies, that's good to know that the MHz are probably related to how well my Mac is running VPC. It means I can work out what affects it the most/least and configure it all properly. :)
     
  7. maclover007 macrumors member

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    wow this is a old post. u'know i personaly prefer the macbook 2.16 ghz. lol
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  8. mad jew thread starter Moderator emeritus

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    Thread bumping. I should have known better! :eek:

    Yeah, the Intel Macs really have moved the game along a bit...
     

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